by chloe howell
Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, was a British mathematician, computer scientist.He committed suicide when he was very young because he was homo-sexual and it was illegal at the time. Alan Turing was born on 23 June, 1912, in London. He made the enigma which is a machine that decoded the Germans messages during world war 2. he also made the bombe which was a was an electromechanical device used by British cryptologists to help decipher German enigma-machine-encrypted secret messages during world war . The US navy and US Army later produced their own machines to the same functional specification, but engineered differently from each other and from the British Bombe.